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Posted on: October 14, 2020

City of Coralville Wins Award for Stormwater and Urban Watershed Development

Coral Ridge Ave bioretention cell

The City of Coralville received the Stormwater and Urban Watershed Development of the Year Award from the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership. The City is being recognized for the leadership and implementation of the Coral Ridge Avenue Green Infrastructure Reconstruction Project. In partnership with the City of North Liberty, the project included the installation of 29 bio-retention cells along Coral Ridge Avenue from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road.

These bio-retention cells clean stormwater runoff that flows off of the roadway during rain events, which protects the water quality of our local streams. This project, coupled with the previous Coral Ridge Avenue roadway reconstruction project from Holiday Road to Oakdale Boulevard completed in 2015, has created a total of 1.5 miles of green infrastructure along Coral Ridge Avenue. These projects combined make up the longest stretch of roadway green infrastructure in Iowa! 

Coralville’s Mayor and City Administrator will be presented with the award by the Executive Director of the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership on October 16, 2020 at 10:30 am in front of Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street.

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